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Out Of School Care Is Not A Luxury

Out Of School Care Is Not A Luxury

28 January 2009 - Providing quality care for children outside school hours should be regarded as an essential social service, according to the YMCA.

State Highway Safety Blitz

State Highway Safety Blitz

28 January 2009 - A South Island-wide Police operation focussing on driver safety from Picton to Bluff will swing into action in February, and continue through to June 2009.

Acting Maori Health GM Steps Up Today

Acting Maori Health GM Steps Up Today

28 January 2009 - Waikato District Health Board Maori health strategist Ditre Tamatea today took on the role of acting general manager: Maori Health.

Speed Past Schools - First Phase Of Operation Tahi

Speed Past Schools - First Phase Of Operation Tahi

28 January 2009 - Operation Tahi will kick off with all South Island Districts working together to reduce speed around schools as students go back to work next week.

In Canterbury 25 schools are within 250 metres of SH1, mostly in rural areas.

Seafood Industry Collaborates To Support Minister's Request To Reduce Risk To Sea Lions

Seafood Industry Collaborates To Support Minister's Request To Reduce Risk To Sea Lions

28 January 2009 - The majority of squid quota owners and fishers have willingly agreed to a voluntary reduction of fishing activity this season which will effectively cap the maximum possible sea lion mortalities at a lower level.

Reject Whale Plan, Greenpeace Tells Leaders

Reject Whale Plan, Greenpeace Tells Leaders

28 January 2009 - Greenpeace says leaders from New Zealand, the United States, Australia and other International Whaling Commission members must listen to their people and reject proposals that could see whaling increase.

Pokie Spend Down

28 January 2009 - Gaming machine expenditure in pubs and clubs was down in the final quarter of 2008, according to figures released today by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Wellington Writer Fleur Beale Wins 'Much-Loved' Book Award With Psychological Thriller

Wellington Writer Fleur Beale Wins 'Much-Loved' Book Award With Psychological Thriller

28 JANUARY 2009 - A tense psychological thriller, I am not Esther, has won the 2009 Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-loved Book for its Wellington author, Fleur Beale.

`Absolutely Positively Not Guilty' Plea To Tax Evasion Charges

`Absolutely Positively Not Guilty' Plea To Tax Evasion Charges

Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - A man who brought a private prosecution for assault against Labour Cabinet Minister Trevor Mallard today resoundingly denied 50 charges of providing Inland Revenue with false documents.

Daily Newspapers Challenge TV Broadcasters' Claims

Daily Newspapers Challenge TV Broadcasters' Claims

The Newspaper Advertising Bureau, the daily newspapers sales and marketing organisation, has challenged the New Zealand Television Broadcasters' claim made yesterday that television remains the most effective medium for reaching and influencing consumers.